Place:Northorpe (near Gainsborough), Lincolnshire, England

NameNorthorpe (near Gainsborough)
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.462°N 0.661°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
Also located inLindsey, England     (1889 - 1974)
See alsoGainsborough Rural, Lindsey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
West Lindsey District, Lincolnshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

NOTE: There are at least two other hamlets called Northorpe in Lincolnshire (in Donington and Thurlby by Bourne parishes) and the name occurs elsewhere in England.

Northorpe (near Gainsborough) is a civil parish in the West Lindsey District of Lincolnshire, England.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Northorpe (near Gainsborough) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NORTHORPE, a parish in Gainsborough [registration] district, Lincoln; on the river Eau, and on the Manchester and Lincolnshire railway, 2 miles W S W of Kirton-in-Lindsey. It has a station on the railway, and its post town is Kirton-in-Lindsey. Acres: 1,816. Real property: £2,651. Population: 194. Houses: 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. Fox, Esq. Northorpe Hall is the residence of Mrs. Ashton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £80. Patron: the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is good; and there is a national school."

The following facts are taken from GENUKI for which much appreciation is conveyed.

The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Parish registers exist from 1593. Some of the lower portions of the church appear to be of Saxon origin, but most of the structure is Late Norman in style. The Primitive Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1847 and enlarged in 1899.

Scotton parish lies to the north and Kirton in Lindsey parish to the northeast. Grayingham is to the east and Laughton (near Gainsborough) to the west. The River Eau runs northward through the eastern portion of the parish on its way to the Trent. A small parish in area, it covers only about 1,800 acres. The average population throughout the 19th century (measured on census years only) was 218. Southorpe parish was an extra-parochial portion of Northorpe until 1866 when it became a separate civil parish. In April, 1936, Southorpe was abolished and merged back into Northorpe.

Northrope Hall is an Elizabethan manor, once the seat of the Monson family. Northcote Hall is a more recent structure, erected by T. F. Embleton-Fox.